Hello there. To whoever’s reading, my name is Brandon B. Chu, and as of time of writing this ‘blog,’ I am 16 years old. The point of this is to tell of my experiences working at Spiegelman Wealth Management as a summer intern for about 5 weeks. Spiegelman Wealth Management, which I’ll be referring to as “The Company” throughout the rest of this article, is an inherently small and humble company, and the people who work there are quite nice, helpful, and are skilled at what they do, which is managing the assets of their clients; their money, essentially. The 5 employees I’ve met are all wonderful to work with, and will happily be able to help out with any questions I’ve asked or problems I needed help with.
The office itself is really nice to be around in. When The Company first inhabited the office in February, 2018 a few renovations were made to help adjust the atmosphere, and I feel those changes were well worth to what it is now. A clean, spacious, and stress-free work environment feels pretty good to work in. As an intern at The Company, I helped out with organizing drawers, cabinets, and other miscellaneous areas. Before I encountered these areas, they definitely needed help, give it the good ‘ol’ Brandon Chu certified treatment to spruce things up. After I purged the mess, I’d say even a child could access the supply cabinet with ease, for only an organized cabinet was found after I was through with it.
Touching up on the work I was assigned, I feel that I’ve learned a little about the valuable skills that’s quintessential to a working environment. Organizing supplies, sending proper emails, taking notes, making plans throughout the day, and then doing it all with swift efficiency. It started off rather slow during my first two work days, simply because everyone wanted me to get acquainted with my environment, but I quickly became accustomed to it all, whether it was shredding papers, stacking items, or even recording numbers into The Company’s client system. Whatever the task, I made sure to do it fast, but more importantly, I made sure to do it right.
Prior to working at The Company, I’ve never worked in a professional environment. Overall, I feel that interning at Spiegelman Wealth Management was a good first work experience. Work that was handed to me was rather meticulous, considering I’m still an inexperienced intern, but in return I was offered the chances to listen in and take notes on phone calls with clients. To experience how the professionals conduct their meetings is a valuable experience indeed, for I had first-hand glimpses of what the field is like, and so far, I’m invested in this line of work. Talking to people, keeping tabs of information, and making plans around that sounds interesting for someone like me. Apart from those fun aspects of the internship, I also got paid. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to get paid, I just wanted to know more of something I was genuinely interested in. IGN would give it a 10/10, would work at again. Really makes you Feel like an intern.
I plan to continue to learn about this field through other means, such as reading books from sources recommended to me by my peers at The Company. So even though my internship has ended, my work has only just started. I thank everyone at Spiegelman Wealth Management for allowing me to be a part of something, and I really am grateful for working with you all there.